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Erdogan gets warm welcome in Hungary

Budapest - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was given a warm welcome in Hungary Monday just weeks after Ankara's strained relations with other EU nations were thrown into sharp relief in a tense visit to Germany.

Hungary, Poland plan to overturn EU's cheap labour rules

Budapest - Hungary and Poland said Thursday they will appeal to the European Court of Justice to overturn a hard-wrought compromise struck between EU members last year on the bloc's rules regarding cheap labour.

Hungary PM hails 'icon' Trump's isolationist UN speech

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hailed Friday US President Donald Trump's isolationist speech at the United Nations as marking a welcome end to American interference in other countries' affairs.

Hungary PM's office hits back over football trips scandal

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office hit back Thursday over reports that he flew to football matches on a luxury plane funded by a friend who has won many lucrative public tenders.

Soros challenges Hungary laws at European rights court

Budapest - The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Monday that it has filed a legal challenge with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Hungary's controversial "Stop Soros" laws adopted last June.

Hungary media sale fuels new press freedom fears

Budapest - The latest shake-up in Hungarian media since Prime Minister Viktor Orban's election win in April sparked fresh fears Tuesday about increasing government control over the sector.

Hungary's Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.

Hungary's Orban comes out fighting after EU setback

Budapest - The European Parliament's threat to unleash sanctions against Hungary over democracy concerns was a stunning political blow against Prime Minister Viktor Orban, but his dominance at home means defeat can still be spun as a win.

EU sanction threat 'no danger' to Hungary: PM Orban

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday a European Parliament vote to launch a sanctions procedure over rule-of-law concerns presented "no danger" to Hungary.

Hungary to mount legal challenge to 'invalid' EU vote

Budapest - Hungary said Thursday a European Parliament vote to launch an action that could ultimately strip Budapest of its EU voting rights was "invalid" and vowed to mount a legal challenge.

Sun, sand and a workforce shortage at Hungary's popular lakeside resort

Si - With its inviting turquoise waters, white sandy banks, picturesque mountainous landscapes and resort towns, Hungary's Lake Balaton has plenty for tourists to write home about.

Soros-founded university pulls refugee course over new tax

Budapest - A prestigious Hungarian university founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros said Tuesday it is suspending education programmes for refugees and asylum-seekers due to a new government tax on groups deemed to support migration.

Hungary slams EU legal action over asylum seekers

Budapest - Hungary on Tuesday criticised legal action by the European Union to make the country comply with EU asylum rules as "unacceptable" and an attack against those who protect Europe.

Hungary follows US to pull out of UN migration pact

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday it was withdrawing from a UN pact on migration, saying that the global deal encourages movements of people which are "dangerous for the world".

Soros-founded university defiant on staying in Hungary

Budapest - Hungary's Central European University (CEU), founded by liberal US billionaire George Soros, said Tuesday it intends to stay in the country and called on the government to ensure its future.

Central European states to boycott Brussels migration meeting

Budapest - Leaders of the four central European Visegrad states announced Thursday they would not attend an informal meeting organised by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss migration policy.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Budapest - Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Budapest - Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Four traffickers in Hungary migrant truck deaths jailed for 25 years

Taf - Four people traffickers involved in the gruesome deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for 25 years Thursday, in a case that sparked international revulsion.

Hungary moves to jail NGOs for aiding migration

Budapest - NGO workers in Hungary could soon face prison after Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government tabled what it calls the "Stop Soros" laws to parliament Tuesday, targeting "organisers of illegal migration".
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